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In creating hypersonic weapons, the United States has long lagged behind Russia

В создании гиперзвукового оружия США надолго отстали от России

Russia’s ability to deliver a powerful counter-retaliation by the United States – the best guarantee of peace air force.

USA has selected Lockheed Martin to design and build a prototype of a hypersonic cruise missile air-launched within the program of the Pentagon to create hypersonic Arsenal America. The total amount of the contract with Lockheed is 928 million U.S. dollars.

The objective is to achieve hypersonic speed of a cruise missile about Mach 5, i.e. five times the speed of sound. The battle of CU is conventional to carry a conventional explosive. Americans believe that a missile with such characteristics will be able to circumvent existing defense system and you will be able to strike from long range.

IA REX asked for comment on this information to the expert of the Institute of information wars by Vladimir Vasiliev.

Vasiliev said: “the Americans, of course, concerned about the progress of Russia in the development and creation of hypersonic systems. A great impression on them and on all the other countries of the West made a speech of Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly on March 1, 2018. Appeared in the Western press, the publication even included a skepticism and mistrust of the information about a new weapon, which was announced by our President.

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However, us intelligence is also working, and they are forced to recognize the existence of Russia, including, and most modern hypersonic complexes with the declared characteristics. Thus, the Russian complex “Dagger”, which is a cruise missile air-launched, has a speed of 10 Mach. The missile can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear warhead. The flight range of 2,000 kilometers.

The “Dagger” has already entered service with the armed forces. And the US is just going to create a prototype, in which the rate will be two times less, and it will carry a warhead with a conventional explosive.

However, Russia does not stop there – recently put into production a hypersonic missile complex “Avangard”. This complex includes cruise unit, which, starting with a ballistic missile goes to the target in the dense layers of the atmosphere at a speed of about 20 Mach. Avangard has a nuclear warhead.

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Serious lag the US in creating hypersonic weapons have to admit themselves and the us military. So January 30, 2018 General Paul Selva, Vice-Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Armed forces of the United States, expressed concern that the United States still are in the process of development of hypersonic technology, though he noted that the gap is not fatal. “We have lost our technical edge in hypersonic, but we have not lost a hypersonic battle,” said Selva.

Russia’s ability to deliver a powerful counter-backlash sobering effect on the United States, and this is the best guarantee of peace: in other words Americans don’t understand, because always act only from a position of power, ignoring international law”.

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